The Washington Fire Department recently responded to the following:
GASOLINE LEAK: 10:32 a.m., 548 Clinton Avenue, Kroger – Received call from an employee at the fuel center stating a vehicle leaked out an entire tank of gasoline. FD found the fuel center shut down and a single vehicle parked at the pump with no smoke or fire at the time of arrival. FD located the fuel leak at or around the top of the tank near to where the fill-neck attaches and estimated the total fuel loss at no more than four gallons. FD applied oil dry to an area about six foot by four foot and created a containment basin to catch any additional fuel leaking. Contact and arrangements were made by the driver to have the vehicle safely towed.
MULCH FIRE: 2:34 p.m., 1662 U.S. 62 SW – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting a mulch fire. FD did find a small area of mulch approximately six foot by eight foot at the driveway entrance smoldering at the time of arrival. FD extinguished.
VEHICLE ACCIDENT: 3:52 p.m., 1397 Leesburg Avenue, Mal Mart Super Center – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting a vehicle accident in the parking lot. FD found a partial under-ride involving a passenger vehicle and a semi-trailer with no smoke or fire at the time of arrival. FD determined there was no entrapment, contained leaking fluids and assisted other agencies on the scene.
BURNING TIRES: 4:56 p.m., 628 E. Elm Street – Received station tone from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reporting tires burning. FD found moderate smoke and did find a small pile of rubbish burning behind the residence at the time of arrival. Occupants advised they had cleaned up yard waste and an old pool during the day. FD extinguished the fire and advised the occupants of the burning rules and regulations.
NO ILLEGAL BURN: 6 p.m., 545 High Street – Received call reporting an illegal burn. FD did find a small recreation fire in a burn pit at the time of arrival. FD found applicable rules and regulations were being followed and allowed the fire.
ILLEGAL BURN: 7:14 p.m., 930 Pearl Street – Received call reporting an illegal burn. FD did find a small pile of fresh yard waste burning at the time of arrival. FD advised the homeowner of the burning rules and regulations and had the homeowner extinguish the fire with a garden hose prior to leaving.